Los Angeles, CA./New York NY April 10, 2006— Capturing the thrilling
action of one of the world’s most exciting sports and its extensive
audience, NBC Sports has completed a deal with Wasserman Media Group
and Jeremy McGrath to broadcast the first-ever “Jeremy McGrath
Invitational,” a groundbreaking Supercross-style race event.
Via a strategic partnership between Jeremy McGrath, the seven-time AMA
Supercross Champion, and Wasserman Media Group, the Jeremy McGrath
Invitational will invite the top 20 racers from Supercross to compete
for $500,000, the largest purse ever offered in the sport. McGrath will
also participate as a rider.
The NBC program will air on October 22, 2006 and feature the
heart-pounding races, entertainment and excitement of the invitational
from The Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State
University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. The Jeremy McGrath
Invitational will be held October 6 and 7.
“I am thrilled about the fact that we’ve captured the interest of
a major network like NBC. I know we are going to have a race like no
one who follows the sport has ever seen before, and I am really proud
to have my name associated with NBC and this event,” said McGrath.
The broadcast agreement is between MCISX, LLC, the McGrath/WMG
partnership entity, and NBC Sports. Wasserman Media Group will tap its
marketing and event divisions to produce and promote this full-scale
The Jeremy McGrath Invitational will mark a departure from traditional
Supercross/Motocross racing events due to a unique track design as well
as new and challenging race formats. To challenge the elite 20 riders,
a customized, large-scale track will be built by celebrated track
designer, Randy Mennenga. The invitational will also feature
multiple formats with both a main event and head-to-head racing.
For more information please log onto www.mcgrathinvite.com.